Have you lost a tooth to decay or injury? If you’re looking into ways to improve your smile, you’ve probably stumbled across dental implants. This permanent replacement option has been available since the 1970s but as the technology has improved the number of patients choosing implants over dentures has increased significantly. Why are so many people choosing dental implants as a way to improve their smiles and quality of life?
1. Dental Implants Improve Your Confidence
The American writer Max Eastman is quoted as saying, “A smile is the universal welcome.” Missing even one tooth is enough to make you think twice about greeting others with a big grin. When you feel confident about your teeth, you can bestow this gift more often.
An implant will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. They are firmly attached to the jaw with a titanium post, so you don’t have to worry about slippage that can make dentures uncomfortable and embarrassing. You’ll be sure that nobody will be able to spot a fake tooth, so go ahead and give ‘em a big grin.
2. Dental Implants Are A Lasting Investment
If you’re looking to fill some gaps in your smile, you may be comparing partial dentures and dental implants. When you choose dental implants, you’re investing in yourself and your free time. Dentures require special pastes and nightly maintenance, while dental implants allow you to keep your current routine of brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and seeing us for regular cleanings.
Dentures come with the added lifetime cost of repairs and replacement, but since dental implants are permanent, they are a lifelong solution for missing and damaged teeth. They can even help preserve your jawbone and facial structure for a more youthful appearance.
3. Chew Naturally and Speak Normally
Dental implants don’t just look like teeth, they function like them too. Similar to real teeth, they’re firmly anchored to your jaw for a permanent hold and functional chewing. No more worry about the whistle of a missing tooth or the smacking sound associated with dentures.
Dental implants don’t shift, move, or cause discomfort while chewing, which means soon after your procedure you’ll forget they’re even there.
Schedule a Consultation About Your Smile
Are you covering your mouth when you talk or smile? You deserve to live confidently and chew without discomfort. Investing in your smile is an investment in your future and happiness.
If you’ve been wondering how to improve your smile, schedule an appointment today.
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